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The problem with philosophy is that people perceive it to be a difficult subject only for clever people.
Sophie's World is a very detailed introduction to philosophy, and in that respect will reinforce that perception. But the tasks also illuminate the limitations of perception, encouraging you to reconsider your own perceptions and preconceptions.
That is the challenge this game has set for itself: to bridge the gap between knowledge about philosophy and experience of its lessons - philosophical enlightenment.
Not an easy task, but a very good piece of software nonetheless.
Like the book, the game is a tour through the history of western philosophy through the eyes of an inquisitive and precocious 14-year-old girl named Sophie. The story begins as she receives a series of mysterious emails from a Major Knag to his daughter (who's Sophie's age). These emails are sent to Sophie from a mysterious man named Alberto Knox, who becomes her philosophy teacher....Visually, the game is extremely imaginative and diverse, and it's delightful to watch as Sophie goes from the ancient Greeks to the early Christians to the Renaissance and beyond. The puzzles are gentle and pleasing and not extremely challenging, but it doesn't matter.